CAMILLA AND MARC Launch 'Ovaries. Talk About Them' Campaign

Determined to drive the conversation and necessary funding needed for ovarian cancer, CAMILLA and MARC have created two limited edition t-shirt’s, with all proceeds donated directly to Ovarian Cancer Research UNSW Sydney. The objective, to support Associate Professor Caroline Ford and her team to develop an early detection test for ovarian cancer.

Camilla and Marc lost their mother to ovarian cancer 26 years ago when they were 11 and 13 respectively, they have been motivated by their loss and the lack of conversation and awareness around this disease. The reality is, ovarian cancer is overlooked and underfunded. For the first time, Camilla and Marc are discussing their personal relationship with the disease and are proud to have leading Australian and International talent supporting this very worthy cause.

Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are encouraging Australians to unite and speak transparently about a disease that is in desperate need of more funding and awareness.

“Along with countless others, we sadly lost our mother to ovarian cancer 26 years ago due to a late diagnosis. The pain of losing my mother so suddenly was devastating and one of the most difficult things I have ever had to encounter. We want to start a powerful conversation now, so that our children and future generations can look forward to a future where deaths from ovarian cancer are a rarity rather than the norm.” – Camilla Freeman-Topper

With minimal warning signs, no early detection test, limited funding and no cure, once ovarian cancer is diagnosed, it is often too late. In Australia three women die from the disease every day, globally it takes the lives of close to 300,000 women annually.

The first limited edition t-shirt is a collaboration with Perth-based artist Rina Freiberg – honouring and celebrating the female form, the words “OVARIES. TALK ABOUT THEM” are printed on the back of the t-shirt.

The second t-shirt features the words Power and Solidarity, representing the powerful movement that can occur when we come together to share our stories and create genuine change.

In support of the cause, the t-shirts are available online at https://www.camillaandmarc.com/ and in-store at CAMILLA AND MARC boutiques nationwide.

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P.E NATION x H&M DESIGNER COLLABORATION

Bringing together athleisure styles with more sustainable materials, H&M has announced a collaboration with P.E Nation.

The Sydney-based brand is known for their multi- faceted and fashion-forward activewear and are the go-to for modern women around the world who lead fast-paced lives.

The P.E Nation x H&M collection will feature clothes, swimwear, undergarments and accessories, designed in collaboration with the H&M in-house team, and will be available in stores worldwide from 5 March.

From figure-flattering leggings and bicycle shorts to sports socks and bum bags paired with everything and anything in today’s wardrobe, design-led athleisure is the driving force behind the P.E Nation x H&M collaboration.

Featuring iconic P.E Nation silhouettes reimagined in more sustainable fabrics, the collection effortlessly mixes performance wear with street style fashion. Large logos and tie-dye are set against contrast elastic waistbands, straps, colour-blocking and zip details.

Made from materials including organic cotton and recycled polyester, the activewear, t- shirts, skirts, swimwear and undergarments have the distinctive P.E Nation retro vibe in black, white, grey marl, sand, mint green, neon pink and pops of bright orange.

“With the H&M collaboration, we want women all over the world to live a more confident, vibrant, fashionable life whilst juggling her fast-paced urban existence. The collection can be worn all day, every day, whilst being flexible, functional and style-led. All the pieces work so well together – it’s very easy to mix and match,” say Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning, co-founders of P.E Nation.

“It’s been a lot of fun collaborating with P.E Nation – the teamwork and energy between them and our designers was great! Pip and Claire know first-hand about the need for activewear in all aspects of daily life as female entrepreneurs and co- founders of such a dynamic lifestyle brand.”

“They are fantastic role models and super inspiring themselves. For the collaboration, pieces such as colour-blocked leggings, tie-dye t-shirts and the pleated skirt really emphasise the super stylish and striking performance wear distinctive to P.E Nation. We’re all pleased that there are more sustainable materials included in the collection, too,” says Maria Östblom, head of womenswear design at H&M.

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TOMMY HILFIGER DEBUTS THE SPRING 2020 TOMMYXLEWISXH.E.R COLLABORATION IN LONDON

Tommy Hilfiger has celebrated the power of loyalty, and the belief that purposeful progress is best achieved through meaningful partnerships, at the TOMMYNOW Spring 2020 runway experience at London Fashion Week.  The show featured theHilfiger Collection, TommyXLewis and the newest and first trio collab TommyXLewisXH.E.R.

The highly anticipated ‘See Now, Buy Now’ show returned to London after seven seasons, this time showing at the Tate Modern, The Tanks, to celebrities, media and consumers.

This season sees a simplistic set design, utilising the architecture of the Tanks to hone in on their sustainability vision.

Opening the show was global superstar Naomi Campbell, followed by an all-star line-up including homegrown talent Jordan Barrett, as well as Pixie Geldof, Georgia May Jagger, Jourdan Dunn, Winnie Harlow, Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio.

In line with the brand’s vision to waste nothing and welcome all, the in-season event spotlighted the sustainability strides and sense of inclusivity at the heart of the fourth TommyXLewis collection co-designed by Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton.

In a surprise twist, the collaborators also invited Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, H.E.R., to infuse her authentic touch into 12 statement-making TommyXLewisXH.E.R. pieces, further expanding the season’s collective unity.

Special guests included:

Dee Hilfiger

Yolanda Hadid

Charlie XCX

Meghan Trainor

Billy Porter

Anne-Marie

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Specsavers unveils Autumn/Winter eyewear collection

Statement shapes, interesting materials and pastel tones are in this season! Specsavers has unveiled its latest styles for Autumn/Winter 2020. With more than 200 new pieces launching across its designer collections and Specsavers’ own ranges, the new releases will ensure glasses wearers will have no trouble finding a frame to suit their unique style this season.

Specsavers has revealed the latest trends of the season from Translucents to Molten Metals, Soft Moss, Updated Earth Tones and Soft Touches of Grey, the hottest styles this Autumn/Winter very much evoke imagery to reflect the new season.

To help spec wearers find their next favourite frame, the expert team of Specsavers frame stylists have unpacked the key trends to look out for this Autumn/Winter. Specsavers’ Head of Frames, Juan Carlos Camargo says, “This season, pastel tones and bold uses of acetate play a big part in Translucents, Soft Moss, Updated Earth Tones and Soft Touches of Grey, as does premium metals, textured surfaces and asymmetrical shapes in the Molten Metal trend.”

Highlights include new collaborations with international design house DKNY, which has seen the exclusive styles recently joining Specsavers’ designer portfolio. Iconic street wear label, Levi’s is also set to launch in all Specsavers stores from 28 May. Other noteworthy releases include styles from HUGO, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger, along with statement frames from Kylie Minogue, Lyle & Scott and Alex Perry – all crafted to help the wearer express their individual style and to feel good in their frames.

Commenting on the materials and new shapes for Autumn/Winter, Juan continues, “The A/W ‘20 styles see interesting executions of the materials used, which has resulted in unique textures and interesting shapes in the designs. We have translucent acetate infused with bright pops of glitter in our new Marc Jacobs range, distinctive acetate and metal combinations in the Levi’s collection and mottled acetate applications in our newest designer collaboration with DKNY – all up, the seasonal collection truly stands out for all the right reasons, with each frame created with premium quality finishes.

“Shapes emerging for the new season are those which have carried over from past seasons, with subtle nuances and evolutions. Vintage square shapes have been introduced in our Premium Metal range and the retro round frame continues to have a presence, with different interpretations such as squared off edges to give the style a geometric look. We are also seeing a new take on the aviator frame, with bridgeless designs reinterpreted with the use of twisted temples and rose gold detailing.“

Priced from $199 for two pairs single vision, the styles will be dropping throughout Autumn/Winter in all Specsavers stores nationwide.

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Cartier announces its first Australian immersive experience in Melbourne | 6-17 March 2020

Cartier has announced the arrival of its ephemeral installation, Into the Wild to Melbourne’s Federation Square, in March 2020. The unique concept will showcase the Panthère universe and its prolific legacy within the Maison.

The Panthère is a Cartier emblem and an iconic collection, expressing its character and power through the Maison’s jewellery and watch making creations, as well as fragrances and accessories. Into The Wild will open to the public from Friday 6thMarch – Tuesday 17th March 2020. Sessions will be complimentary admission, and will be able to be booked online in advance.

Into The Wild allows guests to discover the Cartier Panthère universe including its original designer and Cartier’s first female Creative director Jeanne Toussaint, who revolutionized the sculptural jewellery industry and established the Panthère as the emblem of the Maison.

Guests will also be able to discover the know-how behind the conceptualization of Panthère creations, and the evolution of their designs over the decades, as well as the Panthère Tribe of yesterday and today, in an immersive and engaging experience.

The concept will be an opportunity for Australian’s and overseas visitors to discover Cartier in a new and contemporary environment set amongst The Atrium in Federation Square; marking the Maison’s first cultural experience in Australia.

The immersive experience will showcase Cartier’s contemporaneity and creativity through a combination of tactile and digitally integrated features. Guests will be encouraged on a three-phase journey, each exploring a different facet of the Maison’s Panthère icon from conception to today – the history and spirit of the famed Jeanne Toussaint; the design and know-how of the collections; followed by an introduction to the Panthère Tribe of inspirational men and women from the past and present.

Archival and contemporary Panthère creations will be on show as well as historical timelines, design sketches and real craftsman tools to illustrate the heritage and evolution of this jewellery icon.

Melbourne is well known as the arts and cultural capital of Australia, with the city being home to a diverse population of experience seekers with interests in art, culture and style, making Melbourne the perfect location for Cartier to celebrate the Maison’s iconic Panthère collection. Following on from previous Cartier events and exhibitions in both Sydney and Canberra, Cartier is bringing a new offering and unique experience to Cartier’s Melbourne based clientele and intrepid visitors for the first time.

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